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Offline Woody roberts

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B-55 question
« on: September 26, 2021, 06:41:52 pm »
Iíve been making my bowstrings with 40 lb braided fishing line. While it works great my local store doesnít always have suitable colors in stock.
Iím gonna order some B-55
Question
How many strands do you use and what size serving do you use?

Offline Gimlis Ghost

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Re: B-55 question
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2021, 08:05:06 pm »
For my 35# 60 inch AMOL recurve I ordered a B55 string with 12 strands. Its been on the bow for some time and hundreds of arrows down range with no problems.
A bow with heavier draw weight would probably require 14 strands or more.

I once made a string for a 40-45 lb Black Fox 54 in AMOL from dental floss with the same material used for the servings. It held up fine for years. I only replaced it because I found the proper OEM string at the LGS.

Offline bassman211

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Re: B-55 question
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2021, 08:24:07 pm »
10 strands of B55 works fine up to, and including 55lbs.. Your braid line sits between D97, and B55 performance wise. I use a double serving of B55, but that all depends on your arrow nock size.

Offline Pat B

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Re: B-55 question
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2021, 11:23:36 pm »
I use 14 strands for 45# and up. Below 45# I use 12 strands. I know other folks that use less, like bassman with good results.
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